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Door to Door (2002)
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. Bill Porter is one of those heroes. Born with cerebral palsy, he was told for many years that he was unemployable. But with the unwavering support of a dedicated mother and an indomitable spirit that has become his trademark, Porter did support himself as a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, disability, against the odds, changing lives, ambition, society, americana, door to door salesman, misfit, contact, hopes, underdog, party, ritual, gift, public humiliation, abuse, embarrassment, scolding
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, misfit, power relations, ambition and against the odds mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Door to Door: My Name Is Bill W. (1989), Knights of the South Bronx (2005), The Reading Room (2005), Red Like the Sky (2006), Matchups (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, hopes, friendship, drug abuse, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, family problems, coping, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, high school life, ambition, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, lifestyle, life is a bitch, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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42%
The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, learning to read, dealing with death, life is a bitch, society, youth, underdog, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, rebelliousness, disability, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, ambition, dedicated educator, follow your dream, disability, human spirit, society, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, self discovery, society, hopes, human spirit, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, arizona
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35%
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Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, hopes, society, disability, sport team, clergy, friendship, clown, mascot, death of mother, mother son relationship, soccer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, golf, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, redemption, friendship, family problems, dysfunctional family, hopes, human nature, addiction, rehabilitation, family life, elderly, custody ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, family in crisis, idealism, human spirit, society, hopes, fighting the system, coping, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems, family relations, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, school, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, family relations, changing lives, social relations, youth, society, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, against the odds, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, chases and races, hopes, ambition, underdog, fish out of water, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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30%
Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, starting over, rehabilitation, human nature, disability, life is a bitch, hopes, society, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental
Plot: world war one, lifestyle, immigrants, orphan, hopes, sport, youth, underdog, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, going straight, ambition, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, abusive parent, survival, crimes ...
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, inspirational, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, school, social misfits, dedicated educator, stuttering, teachers and students, family relations, understanding, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, social misfits, hopes, disability, family relations, youth, single parent, society, mentally challenged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, misfit, social misfits, win over, youth, society, hopes, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, split personality, disability, family problems, mental illness, siblings relations, sister, sibling relationship, family relations, sister sister relationship, loss of mother, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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26%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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24%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, college, mysterious stranger, friendship, society, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, hung over, ranch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, teachers and students, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, dedicated educator, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, ambition, deaf mute, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, rough, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, ambition, rebellion, teenage life, changing lives, society, redemption, teachers and students, contests and competitions, gain trust, bad attitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, non-linear ...
Plot: aids, hiv, human spirit, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, hopes, society, life is a bitch, idealism, terminal illness, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
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23%